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[Cayden] — 9 Month Update

This active cutie pie is such a handful these days but mommy is embracing every bit of it. I’m blessed that I get to raise both kids on our own and watch every milestone.

He hasn’t been putting his fingers into his mouth as much as before because he puts other things in his mouth now. Literally whatever he can put in.

He doesn’t let anyone hold him except myself and his daddy. Usually he prefers mommy. But if I am out of his sight – daddy is fine too. Picky much?

He crawls literally everywhere! Kitchen, bathroom, foyer, and bedrooms. It’s crazy how fast he can go too! On another note – he’s been standing so often – that he takes steps by holding on the ledge of something. I think he might be walking very soon. Which means – it’s more trouble for mommy. I haven’t been sitting on my bum lately because I’m always walking around cleaning or watching him to see where he is lol. Perhaps it’s a good thing?

We have started baby classes last month. It’s a great class for babies to interact and play together. Great for us mommies to have a conversation too. So far – he enjoys it.

He understands ‘no’ – but sometimes he still does it. Rebellious at 9 month old already? Oh no! If we raise our voice – he’ll know we are serious but if we have a smile on our face – he knows it’s not that serious. How do such young child know these things?

He is still taking iron supplement and D-drops.

He has been on liquid formula for a month now. It took him about 2-3 days to get used to it and now he loves it. He drinks about 4-5 ounce per feeding. Which is 3 times a day. Usually when we are out – we skip the afternoon milk.

He’s still having four meals a day with three bottle of milk. Keeps mommy busy for sure!

Still taking 2 naps but the naps seem to be getting shorter and shorter! Usually it’s two hour long – but these days seem to be an hour or an hour and a half. Maybe he doesn’t need as much sleep anymore? I forget when did Munchkin#1 cut down to 1 nap. Maybe soon?

He’s been playing with everything. Even things he’s not suppose to – he shows interest in everything. I got to say – comparing my two boys – this one is definitely much more active than my first born! Even though my first born is very active – this one is extremely active. Hopefully it’s a good thing – so mommy can loose some weight chasing after him lol. That’s it for his 9 month update!

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[Haul] — Walmart – Second Haul of Baby Food

You have to love the convenience of Walmart’s free shipping! I basically don’t have to step out of my home and have everything delivered to me. Makes me lazy but I love it! I decided to make another order of a bunch of baby food for Munchkin#2. Instead of lugging it home – why not have it delivered? It was interesting how they wrapped up each bottle of baby food this time – a lot more work to open but very safe. Mainly – this haul is baby food jars, baby pouches, and baby cereal.

Purchased a lot of baby pouches this time for Munchkin#2 to try – I never bought these for Munchkin#1 when he was a baby. And boy did I missed out! These are so convenient to take out! I also got a cleanser for myself to try and two bottles of toothpaste for Munchkin#1. To save you time – do have Walmart deliver your stuff for you! But might I add – they don’t deliver everything!

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[Organization] — Kids & Babies Toys & Gadgets

 

Here’s a before photo before I changed up the play area again. At first – I was thinking maybe we should have a baby section and a kid section – so they both have their own area. But than – that wasn’t a good idea because toys were going literally everywhere. Especially when Munchkin#2 knows how to crawl.

Here’s an updated version of our play area as of now. I decided to combine the toys and have it in one area instead. Much easier to deal with instead of having it in 2 separate spots. They can play together too. Well – sometimes Munchkin#1 enjoys playing with baby brother.

Here’s the extra toys inside Munchkin#1’s room. At first – I didn’t like the idea of having toys inside a child’s room because who knows what they will be doing in the middle of the night right? But it turned out not a bad idea – our son never gets up to play toys. When it’s bed time – it’s bed time.

My kids are very fortunate to be gifted with many things during Birthdays and Christmases. We are very blessed. I cannot wait to get rid of some toys and bring in the bigger toys left at my in-laws place. I didn’t grow up with a lot of toys when I was a child – so my kids are super blessed with so many things to play with. To me – that’s what a childhood should be like.

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[Cayden] — 8 Month Old Update ::

Here’s an update of my 8 month old Munchkin! I miss the days when he was tiny and just a 4-pounder! I’ll never get sick of saying that! He has tripled his weight. A little over 12 pound and very active boy! I’ve finally got time to clean out his 3 month old clothes. It all went to donation. He is onto 6-9 month clothes.

I think this will be the last month I’ll be using the baby bath angel because my child is too active. He loves kicking the water and sometimes slides out. He’ll be able to use the baby tub and play in there freely. He loves water!

He’s eating well. Eats 4 times a day and about 1.5 serving each + fruits after certain meals. I tend to feed him more during the before bed feeding – so he sleeps longer without waking up in the middle of the night. Talking about sleep. He’s been a great sleeper! Mommy is so blessed that both my boys sleep so well! He sleeps around 10-11 hours per night. Once in awhile he’ll wake up and cry in the night. But falls back to sleep.

Loves to give you the serious face but yet smiles a lot! He’s not a crier but he definitely cries more than his big brother. He loves sitting and standing. He’s been enjoying a lot more of his toys. Loves to touch and push buttons. Loves mommy spending time with him and playing with him.

Oh – one big milestone this month is he knows how to crawl! YUP – we are officially in trouble because I gotta be extra careful with tiny little things. He loves putting everything in his mouth. He is attracted to wires and controllers. He does get more freedom to crawl everywhere he wants. But the other thing is – he does get into his big brothers toys – which his big brother doesn’t like. They’ll need to learn how to work this out. Hahahah.

His third tooth is spouting out and it’s getting more dangerous. He doesn’t bite me all the time but once in awhile. It sure does hurt!

Still very clingy to mommy. When I am home – he prefers me. But when I’m out – he prefers his daddy than anyone else. It feels cute because we feel that kind of importance when he wants us.

That’s really it for this month. He’s keeping me busy for sure! We cannot wait till the weather gets warmer so we can go out for walks and breathe more fresh air! Please slow down on growing up – I just want to hold you a little longer baby boy!

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[LifeStyle] — What’s In My Diaper Bag?

What’s in my diaper bag? Just to let you know – I’ve never had a diaper bag. What I use is my Louis Vuitton Neverfull as my diaper bag. I love this bag! It can carry everything! I bring this with me on every vacation too! I’m surprise it’s holding up quite good because I put pounds of stuff in this bag when I go grocery shopping – this bag has been with me for over 7-8 years now.

I ordered this red compartment online to match with the interior of the bag and this compartment fits perfectly! Without this compartment – everything will be in a mess! I love how I can see everything without digging through the mess!

I don’t go out with too much stuff really:

  • Cayden: 2 diapers, diaper mat, wipes, extra change of clothing, 1 toy
  • Jayden: 1 toy, water bottle, a few snacks
  • Myself: Wallet, mirror, cream, sanitizer, lip balm, tissue
  • Cayden’s food bag: (we only bring it out if we know we’ll be out for over 5 hours) 2 bibs, 2 mini towels, 2 fruits, 2 regular solids, 2 spoons

That’s really it. I bring the minimalist things because I don’t enjoy carrying so much stuff and carrying it back home. What’s the point? When kids go out – they explore and look at different things. That’s why they are going out right? I believe if you cater to too much of their needs – they wont get use to it when you stop doing it.

If I go out for less than 4 hours – I only bring a mini bag with 2 diapers and a bag of wipes. Sometimes I don’t even need it. Share with me – what’s in your diaper bag? Comment below!

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[Cayden] — 8 Month Update • Sprouting 2 Bottom Teeth

 

My second child sure has some character! A whole lot of character comparing to his big brother! He will scream and get angry at things – I know right? Get angry and throw a fit at 8 month old? I sure don’t remember his big brother doing that at this young! I’m going to read up upon how to control baby behavior and fix this issue. It’s better to start it early than later – otherwise it’ll be even harder to fix.

My little Munchkin has officially sleep trained in his own crib. He hasn’t slept in the play pan for over a month now! I have to say he’s only 90% sleep train. I am still working on skipping out on the night time 12:30AM feed. Other than that he’ll cry in the middle of the night once in awhile. Sometimes I ignore it and he goes back to sleep till 7 in the morning. I’m glad we started this sleep training process early because Mama gets her beauty sleep back!

Big brother loves baby brother. Baby brother loves watching his big brother do things. I love their interaction and am in love watching them both grow up together. It warms my heart so much that they’ll have each other growing up together when we are old and wrinkly in the future.

He loves standing up and jumping – quite active! He shifts around on the floor and goes everywhere. When I leave him their for a few minutes – he’s gone! I’m not going to put gates up for him – so I got to keep my eyes on him at all times. This kid is fast!

Mama has finally got his routine down. He’s down with 2 naps, 4 meals, and the rest of the time is play time, bath time, and etc… Having a routine is such a must – it just makes my life easier and I can plan ahead. I still nurse him before naps and before bedtime. He has cut down to half his nursing.

He graduated from his play mat and blue bouncer. I’ve sold them – makes me kind of sad when it’s gone because that means he’s grown up and soon not a baby anymore. The blue bouncer was from his baby brother over 4 years ago. A little sentimental to me for sure.

Loves playing toys and listening to music. Whenever I sing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” – he settles down.

Look at that cheekiness!

I’ve been preparing his solids 2-3 times a week. I try to mix up a bit of the ingredients so he doesn’t have the same things all the time. I don’t think it makes a difference for him but I want him to try new things. So far – he’s been alright eating solids 4 times a day.

So far he’s tried most vegetables and meat except for beef and tomato – I’m going to wait a little bit more for those food. I enjoy preparing and cooking these meals for Munchkin#2 – totally reminds me how I made solids for Munchkin#1. It’s not that feeding store bought food is not healthy – I just like making my own, so I know what’s in it.

That’s all for the month of January 2017 – stay tune to see what’s in store for this little guy next month! There sure is a lot of changes in each month as he grows.

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[Cayden] — 6 Month Update • Starting Solids

This cutie is 6 months already! Growing and growing and nonstop growing. He had his six month check up just a few weeks ago. Everything looks great except he’s on a smaller side. Which is no surprise to us because Munchkin#1 is on the smaller side as well. Plus their mom and dad are tiny when they were babies. I’m not too concern about it. Each child is different.

When he started solids – he wasn’t a huge fan of it but now he’s alright with it. I started feeding him two times a day to now four times a day plus breast milk before naps and night time sleep. He’s been eating so much better and eating a lot. The doctor told us to feed him whenever he wants it for him to grow faster – so that’s what we are doing. That means making mommy a lot busier with his feeding schedule. I also started making congee for him. Which I enjoy making!

Six months old with an attitude problem? Uh yes – whenever he doesn’t want anything he screams his lung out! I never encounter this with munchkin#1 – so this was completely new to us. Basically he’s flipping out when he doesn’t want it or wants us to hold him. Isn’t this a little too early for attitude problems? A bit too early to send him to time out too. Sometimes we just ignore him till he calm his bum down. We do tell him ‘no no’.

He started lifting his hand out when we ask if he wants to be held. I don’t hold him a lot during the day but I do think he knows how to work it with his daddy when he gets home from work. Hahaha. Mommy is too busy during the day to be holding him all the time. I am not doing it! And I am not going to spoil him either. Once he knows he can be held all the time – it will be nightmare for me.

Although we are home most of the time. It can get quite busy with this Munchkin. His schedule includes 4 solids a day (3 congee, 1 cereal, and fruits after meals). It used to be 3 naps a day but I cut out his evening nap so he can sleep better at night.

He experienced his first Christmas – which of course he had no idea about. Firsts is always very special. We are so blessed to have him in our family.

Ill talk about sleep training for the next update. We wanted to sleep train him during the Christmas break when my hubby had a few days off but that fell through. Because we all got sick.

We are still giving him baths every other day to prevent dry skin.

Ever since he started solids – his poop has been stinky and very hard poops. Haha. Mommy is still not a big fan of changing diapers. Once when his daddy is home – he takes over that job! Haha.

Overall – he has very different personality then his brother. What was I thinking? I was expecting to be taken care of the exact same baby from 4 years ago… My first born was an angel to take care of when he was a baby! He slept well, ate well, no fuss, barely cried, and just very easy. I was probably expecting the same for my second child. Haha. As long as they are both healthy – mommy will take on anything. Even the frustrations and craziness. Nothing can buy health!

Big brother loves making baby brother laugh. He enjoys his company – that makes me happy to watch. Makes me feel like we did the right thing having a second child. Because they love each other.

Anyways that’s all the updates of last month. Stay tune for more next month. I love keeping a journal of my kids because I’ll never remember these things if you ask me a year later. Do you keep a journal of your kids?? Comment below to share!

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[Cayden] — 5 Month Update • First Vacation

My little cutie pie has turned 5 months!! He’s started to be more active – shifting around on the bed or rug. He could not be unattended anymore. He would chit chat with you if he’s in the mood to. He loves to laugh and smile a lot. The frowning face is almost retiring and gone!

He enjoys sitting on the Bumbo chair than the bouncer or swing. He just loves the straight sitting position instead of being slanted.

Loves to watch us talk and listens very well. He still loves licking and sucking his fingers. Even though he knows he’s not allow to. When he understands he’s not allow to – he then takes it out. Then he sneakily puts it back in. Sometimes he’ll turn his head the other way to do it. Assuming we can’t see it. Smart or what!?

Still drinks a lot of milk. He needs his milk before a nap and sleep.

I’m starting to create a routine for him with two naps a day. I say 2-3 hour each time. So far – its going good. After I nap-train him – I’ll be sleep training him for the night. Hopefully mommy can sleep through the night soon.

As for solids – we are introducing it to him this month (December). Doctor recommended at 5 month – since he’s a preemie.

During our vacation – he did amazing! Not much crying but with lots of broken naps. I can understand because sleeping in the car seat is uncomfortable. He didn’t get sick or anything – that’s the most worry I have. Phew* He didn’t swim because the water was too cold for him. He only dips his foot into the water and that’s about it. Maybe next year will be better.

Still wearing size 2 diapers but when I finish with all size 2s, he’ll be starting size 3 soon. For size 2 – I only bought 2 large boxes. Need to start stocking up on size 3 and 4 soon.

Grandparents gave us money to get the kids gifts. For Munchkin#2 – we’ll be picking up 2-3 boxes of diapers as gifts for him. He has basically everything already. All he needs is diapers and wipes for now. Practical right!?

Not sure what his weight is this month but he sure does feel heavier. I love being carried but mommy doesn’t carry him too much. I don’t want to spoil him. When he wants to be carried – he knows he can cry and have what he wants. What I do is. I let him cry till he stops. Then I go over to carry him. Haha am I mean or what?

There’s going to be a lot of things to do when he starts solids. Than I can have a solid routine for him.

Ill start to look at those community center programs that I can bring him during weekdays. Something for him to do and keep him busy.

That’s it for all the update this month. Babies grow so fast – cherish the moment you have with them. As for me – I like to capture tons of photos to look back on. Stay tune for more hauls and reviews. This blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for stopping by!

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[Haul] — Toys R Us Haul

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Picked up a few items at Toys R Us. This is my first Toys R Us haul on my blog ever. Usually when I go to Toys R Us – I’m usually picking up one or two things – so it’s not really a haul to talk about. I got a bubble gun for Munchkin#1 and the rest of the stuff is for Munchkin#2. Had to get one of those nose suckers, finger toothbrush, baby mirror, and a nursing cover. These are the things we actually needed 2 months ago. Not a huge haul but my first Toys R Us haul. I don’t shop at Toys R Us much for baby stuff because I find their stuff a little overpriced than Walmart. I prefer buying baby stuff at walmart – even diapers. What about you? Do you shop at Toys R Us often? Comment below to share. Stay tune for more daily updates – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time. Thanks for stopping by!

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[Love] — Cayden’s 1st Santa Photos

Took our Santa photos on December 4th this year. It was Cayden’s first Christmas – so of course Santa photos were a must! He wore the same onesie that Munchkin#1 wore for his first Santa photos too!

I didn’t want to take our photos that late. Well to me it’s late because it took about over an hour wait. Thank goodness there were a lot to see and explore.

I took advantage of the one hour long wait by snapping lots of photos on my Iphone. How can I not with such beautiful decorations? I went a little overboard but there are never enough photos.

Look at my Munchkin#1s face. He’s never serious anymore when I tell him to smile. He purposely does these faces too…

Here’s our Santa photo this year after over an hour wait. To be honest – the packages they have is so overpriced and not worth the money. But it was Munchkin#2s first Christmas – so it was obligated to take it. Now I have both my boys 1st Santa photos. No more buying these expensive package photos! Have you taken yours yet? Comment below to share! Stay tune for more daily reviews and hauls – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for dropping by!

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[Cayden] — 4 Month Old Update

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My little four month old has grown a lot. A lot of different changes each month and mommy is still going to document every bit of it. He’ll be starting solids next month and I’m kind of excited! He’ll start with baby cereal first than I’ll make him soft rice and than add veggies and meats in it after. I miss making baby food with my first one. I find it so much fun. Weird huh?

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Let’s talk about hair growth – he’s been growing quite a bit of hair this month. In some pictures – he still looks bald but it’s because his hair is light. His brother was born with a lot of hair while this Munchkin was born with very little. I’ve heard since the last month is when the baby’s hair growth inside the tummy – he’s missed that last month since he came out a month early. I’m not too worried because it’ll eventually grow.

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This guy loves sucking and licking his fingers still. He loves to laugh and smile a lot these days. A lot of reactions from him now. We still love the serious look from him – it looks like he’s seriously thinking about things.

He had two needle shots near the end of October – which gave him an overnight fever again. Yes – it happened for the first time when he had his needle and it was an overnight fever. Which is totally different than my first born. He had no reactions to needles while this Munchkin does. I have a feeling that he’ll react to needles every time now.

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He loves staring at the TV. Chit chats from time to time depending on his mood. Loves getting kisses from his big brother. He loves diaper change now – he would smile and laugh. I know right? Weird! Because when he was a newborn – he hated diaper changes.

He experienced his first Halloween & trick or treating this year. It’s nothing to him but mommy captured all the memories to show it back to him one day.

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I think he can recognize us now. When his daddy is holding him and I’m in the kitchen doing something – his eyes will be on me for awhile. It’s sorta cute! He’s still strictly breastfeeding and no water yet. I’ll start giving him water after coming back from our vacation.

I’m not sure about his night time sleeping habits because we co-sleep and whenever he cries – I just give him my boob and I go right back to sleep. I think average – he wakes up 3-4 times a night? Co-sleeping makes it so much easier – it’s just I don’t need to wake up and go to his crib and get him. Than put him back after. I know some might say it’s not safe but I did it with my first and now with my second.

That’s it with this months update – stay tune for more daily reviews & hauls – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for stopping by!

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[Kids] — Halloween 2016 Costumes

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What are your kids wearing this Halloween? I bought my kids costumes about two months before Halloween. Yes – this organizing Mama always plans early. I know if I buy it later – the choices is very limited. For my 3 month old – I purchased him the pumpkin onesie and his superman costume online. While I bought my 4.5 year old son his policeman costume at Winners HomeSense at $24.99 – quite reasonable price. Usually costumes can go up to $60-$70. I’m not willing to spend a fortune for a one time wear. It’s just not worth it in my opinion. So what are all your kids dressing up as this year? Comment below to share. Stay tune for more updates for our Halloween event this year – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for dropping by!

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